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[Asia, China] Ban smoking in Hong Kong homes and cars to protect children, expert urges

An anti-smoking activist and community-health specialist has urged the government to ban smoking in cars and even homes to protect children's health. Professor Lam Tai-hing was speaking after a new study, published yesterday, showed that second-hand smo
South China Morning Post
added Mar 9, 2014 23:47
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[Asia, China] Ban smoking in Hong Kong homes and cars to protect children, expert urges

Professor Lam Tai-hing was speaking after a new study, published yesterday, showed that second-hand smoke can make children prone to heart attacks and strokes later in life, in addition to other known risks such as lung cancer, middle-ear disease and res
South China Morning Post
added Mar 6, 2014 02:29
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[Hong Kong] Cigarette tax increase not just revenue grab

John Tsang stressed in his budget speech the decision to bring the proportion of tobacco duty to the retail price of cigarettes to about 70 percent was in line with the minimum level recommended by the World Health Organization and was not a budgetary me
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Feb 27, 2014 01:51
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Budget reaction: Tobacco duty increase 'not enough' to get smokers to quit

Health council disappointed as price of average pack of cigarettes climbs 'only' HK$4 to HK$54
South China Morning Post
added Feb 26, 2014 14:10
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] City can go further to quit smoking, says WHO official

Expected tax increase would only make up for inflation since last rise, head of regional anti-smoking office says ahead of Wednesday's budget
South China Morning Post
added Feb 23, 2014 17:16
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] LETTER: 'War on smoking' will achieve same result as war on drugs

Thank you, Ms Lau. I cannot commend your cause more. However, as a smoker for nearly half a century, I have come to the conclusion that it is my choice ... History nevertheless teaches us good intention is not enough to change the world. Smoking damages
South China Morning Post
added Feb 23, 2014 15:13
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Customs seizes $10 million worth of illicit cigarettes (with photos)

In the operation, two cross-boundary vehicles suspected to be conveying illicit cigarettes were seized and five illicit cigarette storage points were smashed. About 3.95 million sticks of illicit cigarettes were seized. The total market value was estimat
Hong Kong SAR Government Information Centre (hk)
added Jan 4, 2014 12:38
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Customs seize smuggled cigarettes worth over HK$10 million

Hong Kong customs seized nearly four million cigarettes, worth over HK$10 million, in a two-week operation aimed at stifling smuggling in the territory, officials said on Saturday. Authorities arrested seven people aged between 23 and 63 in the operatio
South China Morning Post
added Jan 4, 2014 12:35
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[Asia, Hong Kong] EDITORIAL: China must do more to discourage its people from smoking

it can learn from other places that have cut smoking rates drastically, including Hong Kong, by raising tobacco taxes progressively to make the habit ever more expensive, especially for young people before they earn enough to afford to become heavy smoker
South China Morning Post
added Jan 3, 2014 00:47
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[Hong Kong] Activists push for 100pc tax on tobacco

The Council on Smoking and Health said the current tax accounts for between 65 and 68 percent of the retail price, which is below the 70 percent recommended by the World Health Organization. Based on past experiences when tax was raised in the territory
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Nov 19, 2013 17:39
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